A Curriculum for Introductory Systematic Review Searching for Researchers

Sandra Melody Campbell, Janice Yu Chen Kung, Liz Dennett

Abstract


Systematic review searching is becoming an increasing part of the day-to-day work of health librarians. The University of Alberta John W. Scott Health Sciences Library offers a monthly three-hour “Introduction to Systematic Review Searching” workshop to researchers at the University of Alberta. Over the four years that the program has been offered, participants have completed evaluations at the end of each session. Based on these evaluations, the content and the delivery of the workshop have been refined, and the value of the sessions to the participants has been affirmed.


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systematic review searching; instruction; curriculum

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5596/c16-003

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